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Breast Tumor
Hopeful One
Posted: Saturday, February 06, 2010 6:37 PM
Joined: 2/6/2010
Posts: 3


I have a breast tumor that is 1.5cm, and is malignant, in the outer upper left breast. When they did a core biopsy, a titanium marker was put in.

I am hoping your technology will now allow treatment with the Cyber Knife, as I would prefer a minimally invasive procedure in lieu of surgery.  As it is more targeted I could hopefully be less concerned with heart damage, than with conventional radiation?

 


radsrus
Posted: Saturday, February 06, 2010 6:51 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


THere is beginning to be some work on this, but it has not gotten very widespread. If you are really interested, you might contact the centers in Seattle or Fresno. I think they are doing the most work

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


Donald B. Fuller, M.D.
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010 10:49 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 370


Add San Diego to the list. We have a breast CK protocol. Would need to review your records and images in greater detail to give a more specific opinion but you seem eligible based on the info you presented.

Donald B. Fuller, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist

CyberKnife Centers of San Diego

477 N El Camino Real, Ste D101

Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 230-6706

dfuller@rmgmed.com


Dr. J
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010 2:26 PM
Joined: 10/11/2008
Posts: 1070


There are other minimally invasive breast treatment options distinct from Cyberknife, it these centers are not convenient for you.

 

Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach
jspunberg@radiationoncologyinstitute.com
(561) 799-2828

 

Radiation Oncology Institute
10335 N. Military Trail, Suite C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-1717


Hopeful One
Posted: Monday, February 08, 2010 4:38 PM
Joined: 2/6/2010
Posts: 3


Thanks! I am in San Diego actually! That would be of interest.


Hopeful One
Posted: Monday, February 08, 2010 4:44 PM
Joined: 2/6/2010
Posts: 3


Thanks, I am in San Diego. Would be interested in finding out more.
Dr. J
Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 4:29 AM
Joined: 10/11/2008
Posts: 1070


The you should arrange to see Dr. Fuller for sure.

 

Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach
jspunberg@radiationoncologyinstitute.com
(561) 799-2828

 

Radiation Oncology Institute
10335 N. Military Trail, Suite C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-1717


Mary H
Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 7:15 PM
Joined: 3/11/2010
Posts: 1


Why aren't breast tumors being treated more often with cyberknife? Thank you.
Mary
radsrus
Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 3:14 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Mostly because we have just not yet developed that application for the CK. There were some technical issues that needed to be resolved, and then there are always the reimbursement challenges with any new treatment.

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


marzieh
Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:29 AM
Joined: 5/29/2013
Posts: 1


i have breast cancer since 6 month ago . i aperated 2 month age but befor my aperation i had a chemotherapy for 5 session but after that my doctor said you have to have chemotherapy for 3 session and have to do  radiotherapy
what should i do??? does my doctor say correct????




radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:39 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


We would need a lot more information to say anything definitive, but it is likely that your doctor is correct

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


Tisaac
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 2:15 PM
Joined: 5/30/2014
Posts: 1


My sons fiancé (age 31) was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 17, 2014. She had a lumpectomy on March 28. They removed 5 limp nodes and she was told no signs of cancer. However, she is triple positive estrogen feed/ her2 which requires chem. and radiation and must begin treatment ASAP. She visited her chem doctors for scheduling on April 28 and found out she is pregnant. After many doctors appointment and a trip to Vanderbilt hospital they had decided to keep the pregnancy and treat in her second trimester which is the third week of June. Is cyberknife a treatment option? We live within minutes of the Brstol, Tennessee treatment center that offers cyberknife. Thank you Teresa Isaac

Teresa isaac
radsrus
Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 4:58 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Probably not. There are a few centers treating early breast cancer with CK but it requires a visible lumpectomy cavity which may not longer be visible at the relevant time, and also there is no data on treatment during pregnancy and only limited data on treatment at all in this condition

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


adamcole
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:25 PM
Joined: 12/12/2017
Posts: 2


Cut the infected one out.